Looking for ISP in Maryland

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I am starting up a small web-based business from my home and need an ISP with a
static IP address.  I tried Verizon business Internet/telephone/television but
they have been horrendous.  I am thinking of taking legal action against them.

Any way I found this
http://www.olg.com/dsl.html
but wondered if there are better deals out there.

Thanks,
Peter.

Re: Looking for ISP in Maryland
On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:28:34 -0700 (PDT), peterdlauren@gmail.com
wrote:

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static IP address.  I tried Verizon business Internet/telephone/television but
they have been horrendous.  I am thinking of taking legal action against them.
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What makes you think any sane person is going to recommend their
favorite ISP to someone that resolves issues through litigation?  I
certainly wouldn't.  Y'er on your own:
<http://www.dslreports.com/psearch
<http://www.theispguide.com

Incidentally, a web based business really should be run from a shared
internet server located in a well connected server farm, not at home.
If you want to run your own servers to save money, that's not going to
work due to the maintenance and infrastructure necessary to keep your
server up.  Little things like massive UPS's, generators, multihomed
connections to multiple ISP's, redundant servers, backup systems, etc.
There's also only one good reason for having a static IP address.  If
you're running your own email server, the DNS MX record needs to point
to a static IP.  For everything else, dynamic works just fine.



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Re: Looking for ISP in Maryland

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Well, to be fair and all, I would happily sue Bell Canada (or Verizon or
Comcast in the middle-third of the continent) for just about anything I
could think of. On the other hand, there's an ISP in the top-third that
has an actual office in an actual town close by where one can walk in
and actually _speak_ to someone who actually knows stuff and the owner
actually hails from the same small town where I live. They're not the
cheapest ISP in the area, but they have a rock-solid reputation for just
about everything. I wouldn't dream of suing them. Because I can walk
into the office and talk to the owner.
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